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Soft Tissue Technique
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Soft Tissue Technique

Craniosacral Therapy

  • A gentle noninvasive technique that is based on the principle that our bodies know how to heal themselves
  • Therapist "listens" to the body through palpitation, then allows or introduces movement which will release restrictions
  • Restrictions are caused by physical or emotional traumas, which essentially remain in our bodies until they are released
  • This therapy is helpful for many conditions, ranging from autism, to headaches, to broken bones
  • The work requires sensitivity and respect for the body's wisdom
  • The treatment may seem very passive and imperceptible to the client/recipient on a conscience level
  • People vary in their sensitivity to their body and its sensations, with some experience emotions, memories, physical sensations, or insights into patterns or problems in their lives
  • The work taps into the nervous system and subconscious levels that can have profound impacts.

Myofascial Release

  • A highly interactive stretching technique that requires feedback from the person's body to determine the direct, force and duration of the stretch and to facilitate maximum relaxation of the tense tissues
  • The therapist monitors tissue tension by developing a kinesthetic link with the client through touch
  • This link involves matching the inherent tissue movement, the rate and rhythm of the client's respiration, the underlying neurophysiologic tissue tone and the more overt muscle tone
  • All malalignments which may predispose the client to future injury are removed while treating the client's current problem/condition
  • The therapist works with the client and waits for guidance from the client's body and follows the client's lead
  • The philosophic orientation of Myofascial stretching promotes client cooperation and enlists the active participation of the client in the healing process
  • The goal of treatment is to facilitate the most efficient posture and movement patterns the client can maintain
  • Progress is measured by improvement in postural symmetry, reduction in active myfascial trigger points, and increased fluidity of movement

Strain Counter Strain

  • Relief of rheumatic or soft tissue pain by placing a joint in its position of greatest comfort
  • Relief of false messages of continuing strain arising in dysfunctioning proprioceptor reflexes, by applying a strain in the direction opposite that of the false messages of strain
  • This is accomplished by shortening the muscle containing the false strain message, so much, that it stops reporting strain
  • The body in normal positions can suffer this pain for years yet have it stopped after ninety seconds of counter strain positioning.

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For more information, please contact:

Rice Rehabilitation Center
311 SW 3rd St.
Willmar, MN 56201

Lynn Stier, Director

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